Believe it or not, somewhere one Earth Marvel’s Ant man is somebody’s favorite Avenger. With Avenger mania sweeping the planet (and draining wallets everywhere) Marvel Studios is fully aware that Ant Man has the potential to be HUGE (see what I did there). Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright will soon be bringing us the misadventures of Hank Pym, also known as the Ant Man. Considering Mr. Wright has consitantly given us cinematic gold, we have high hopes for the Ant Man franchise. Now, last we heard there is no solid plan to bring Edgar Wright’s Ant Man into the current Avengers film universe, but if we whine enough we may get our way. More importantly however are the following questions. Who exactly is the Ant Man? And, who is the perfect actor to portray the super genius Hank Pym?
These are the movies you are looking for. You will pre-order these movies.
Seriously, it doesn’t really matter what said or written here. If you are a Star Wars fan you’ll pick up these movies. There will probably be some behind the scenes features, previously unreleased footage, blah blah blah. Just do it already, Amazon currently lists the entire saga for around $90, with individual trilogies for $45 each. And, really, who is going to just buy the prequel trilogy? I’d like to hear about it.
Let’s fill the rest of the space with a short rant. At the time of this posting there are already 20 reviews on Amazon for a product that hasn’t even been released yet!! What? Does Amazon pay you by the letter, or by the review, or do you just feel the burning desire deep down inside to tell the world why you’re angry about what edits of the movies made it onto the blu-ray discs? Maybe you’re just trying to pad your review stats. People who are stoked gave it five stars, those who aren’t gave it one. But, by what can only be assumed to be reasoning worthy of Nobel consideration, people have found ways to assign 2-4 stars for (again) a product that hasn’t even been released yet!! If you’re not going to buy these discs solely because Han didn’t shoot first, then I wish you the best, as you stew in a pile of your deteriorating VHS bootleg copies recorded off of the USA network, circa 1992. This is where Star Wars ends for you, and its kinda sad.
You must unlearn what you have learned. If you’ve checked your TV guide recently, Star Wars isn’t about you anymore, and maybe it’s not for you either. Kids are getting into Star Wars with the Clone Wars series with strong, young female characters. They don’t care who shot first, they find the original trilogy to be boring. The rest of us are getting ready for Seth Green’s new animated comedy series and looking forward to Bioware’s ToR. We enjoy the Family Guy and Robot Chicken spoofs. We even manage to choke down The Force Unleashed series and there will almost undoubtedly be a Star Wars Kinect game in the future. By the way, that Podrace and that chase after Zam Wesel between the buildings of Coruscant will probably look spectacular in 3D. With so much great Star Wars still yet to be enjoyed (33 years later), there’s no point in being angry. Believe it. Besides, anger leads to hate… and hate leads to suffering. And that, is why you fail.